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No honey, more problems: A ‘catastrophic’ year for bee colonies

Freezing temperatures, killer parasites, toxic chemicals: The plight of honey bees is getting worse in many parts of the world and no one seems to know precisely why.<p>This past winter was one of the worst on record for bees. In the U.S., beekeepers lost 31 per cent of their colonies, compared to a …

Jack Longino, 'The Astonishing Ant Man,' Finds 33 New Species

While many of us spend our working days staring into an electronic box or dozing at meetings, there are some who prefer to crawl through tropical rain forests. People like "the astonishing ant man."<p>That's what his students call Jack Longino. Longino started out collecting stamps in his childhood, …

Sweden's 'Hannibal Lecter' cleared of all charges

It is a story worthy of Sweden's finest crime writers. A serial killer who cuts up and eats more than 30 people in the country's worst murder spree, earning a reputation as the country's very own Hannibal Lecter.<p>Under interrogation by police investigators a suspect confesses to the crimes, saying …

George Zimmerman stopped by Texas police for speeding

George Zimmerman, found not guilty in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, was pulled over by a Texas police officer on suspicion of speeding Sunday, according to a police report and video.<p>Zimmerman told the officer that he had a weapon in his glove compartment, Brian Brooks, city manager of …

Argentina fire: Huge forest fire blazes in Buenos Aires

Firefighters battle to contain a fierce fire blazing through a nature reserve in Buenos Aires.<p>A fire has raged across an ecological reserve in the capital of <b>Argentina</b>, just a few blocks from the city's political and financial center.<p>Buenos Aires Mayor Mauricio Macri says there are suspicions that …